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‘The Empty Man’ is an intriguing mess

If a horror movie is going to exceed an hour and 40 minutes, it better have a good reason. “The Empty Man’s” near two and a half-hour run time only serves to stretch out this… Read More...

‘Stay out of the Attic’ is a fun, but fatuous B-horror

The entertainment value in a movie does not always have to correspond with the quality of that movie. In celebration of Passover, I sat down and watched a wonderfully gory horror movie that exemplified this… Read More...

‘The Mauritanian’ is a boring depiction of a remarkable story

Stories of American depravity need to be told. “The Mauritanian” tells an important, still horrifyingly relevant, true story of a Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) detainee. This film thrives in bringing sympathy and attention to the men… Read More...

BBC’s ‘Ghosts’ is British humour at its finest

Have you ever stumbled onto a show that just makes you smile? A show that is sweet and funny, where you like every character and you always leave an episode feeling a little better? I… Read More...

‘Kid Detective’ is a comedic mystery for the ages

What happened when Nate the Great grew up? How long does free ice cream for life awarded to a 10-year-old last? When is it no longer cute to find who stole the fifth-grade fundraiser money?… Read More...

‘The Vigil:’ a Hasidic horror movie

A beautifully reimagined take on a person’s internal demons personified, “The Vigil” (2019), directed by Keith Thomas, manages to be touching, engaging and scary despite its low budget and well-worn premise. A Hasidic community, often… Read More...

‘Possessor’ is a horrific tale of technological intrusion

“Possessor” directed by Brandon Cronenberg is ostentatious, confusing and wholly unique in its artistic vision. This surrealist dramatic horror may be memorable and thought-provoking, but that does not excuse the vague, and at times boring,… Read More...

‘Freaky’ is underwhelming but entertaining

I have seen very few movies in which I felt the writers truly captured the complexities of teen language and diction. “Freaky,” the newest teen horror released in theaters, truly felt like it was written… Read More...

‘Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun’ serves as an absurdist escape for fans of sketch comedy

Over the past week, I have learned that Ed Helms’s real name is Egg Helms and that Jerry Seinfeld’s wifi name is, hilariously, “pretty fly for a wifi.” I learned these facts and much more… Read More...

‘The Mortuary Collection’ is a hidden gem of horror

Anthology films are a massively important part of horror cinema, but the genre is often ignored or written off as a silly trend of the ’70s that went on too long. Much of this aversion… Read More...
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